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Over 50, Overweight, Life feels over

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30/01/2008 at 14:34

Patootie, feel the forum vibe comin atcha, log on now !

(That ought to do it)

Edited: 30/01/2008 at 14:35
30/01/2008 at 14:42
still no patootie? *adds to the forum vibe being sent to Patootie*
30/01/2008 at 15:50


More vibes coming your way!

Hope this doesn't mean the virus you mentioned in your last post has got its teeth into you!!!

31/01/2008 at 16:42
<sending more wellness vibes to patootie>
31/01/2008 at 16:58


Please come back and let us know how you are. Even if you've had a setback or don't feel brill, that's OK---this is a place where you can scream and howl if you want to. We're here for the ups and downs both!

01/02/2008 at 12:34


01/02/2008 at 13:34
Patootie is e-mail enabled so I have just sent her a quick message to say we are missing her and wondering how she is.
01/02/2008 at 18:49
What a good idea, Screamapillar! Lets hope she replies, and is OK.
04/02/2008 at 22:30

Screampillar, did you hear anything from Patootie? This silence is getting a bit worrysome!

Patootie: come back, we miss you!!!!!!

05/02/2008 at 08:30
Haven't heard anything GC - hoping she'll sign in soon.
05/02/2008 at 09:58
Hi patootie - Just popped in to see have you are doing and noticed you haven't been here for a while.  Hope you are OK, please come back and let us know how you are doing  Sending positive vibs to you (((((Patootie)))))) 
05/02/2008 at 21:27
Me too, Screamapillar. Just hope this doesn't mean she's feeling really rotten.
05/02/2008 at 21:44

Hoping all's well

 not that i'm much use !

06/02/2008 at 08:19
08/02/2008 at 21:30

Waves weakly at everyone .. hello ...

 It's all been happening .. I never got over my January cold .. I went from bad to worse .. to bad again .. even now my sinuses still feel like they are filled with sludgy concrete  .. had to sit up in bed for a week or I couldn't breathe ..

On top of all that I've had computer probs .. (all sorted now thank goodness) .. and whilst lying propped up in bed (or sprawled in my recliner chair with blankets cuddled round me) .. for days on end I made some major life changing decisions

So the cold is pretty much on the mend now .. but still got a horrible hacking cough .. and when I start coughing I can't stop .. it's really debilitating  

And .. trumpet fanfare please .. I am moving .. I have applied for a sheltered housing apartment in Cambridge .. some of the reasons that helped me come to a decision were due to things I had said to me here in Runners World Forum ..  

 You see .. where I live I am stuck out in the wilderness .. no incentive to go out and do things .. nowehere to go even if I did feel like doing something .. in Cambridge there are lots of societies or clubs for disabled folks to be active .. I NEED that .. I WANT that .. I AM going to have it .. and to get all that I have to move .. so I've asked Social Services to come and assess me .. and I have also applied to a housing association for one of their lovely apartments .. ohh I do hope I get one of these .. it's just perfect

 Living in Cambridge I will only be a short disability scooter ride away from lots of things to do .. shops, museums, arts, theatre, shops .. and loads and loads of things .. mainline train station .. cheap taxis (unlike here where it's £20 each way into the nearest town .. ) .. I just KNOW I shall be much healthier, far more active and woohooo dare I say FITTER too ...

Ohh my gosh it's going to be so hard to move .. I've been here 25 years .. but it's the right time to move .. I think I knew that .. but needed a shove from some friendly Runners World Forummers to start me thinking seriously about it .. thank you .. it was nothing specific .. but it just made me face up to things ..  although how on earth I am going to find the energy to pack, sell, give away everything I don't know .. and shop for the new place .. when I get it .. (and it could be weeks or months before I get offered a placement ) ..

Thank you everyone who've posted to ask where I was  .. and very special thanks to  Chuggs, Screamy and Colin .. my HUGE apologies for 'ignoring' your missives .. when I finally got back online properly yesterday I had SO MUCH post waiting for me .. family and 'business' came first .. then thought I'd better pop my head in here to show I was still 'alive' ..  

Tired out .. sore headed .. red nose .. funny voice from all the coughing .. but now well on the mend ..

08/02/2008 at 21:32

We all think of you Patootie

 i just ain't that good with words that's all

08/02/2008 at 21:43
micknphil-marathonlads.co.uk wrote (see)

 i just ain't that good with words that's all

Much better than you think ..  as I do believe it was your goodself with a few others who've prompted me to consider my future ... and I'm quite excited about moving from my rural 'idyll' to a city metropolis .. just not looking forward to the actual moving part ..

08/02/2008 at 23:37

YAAAYYYY!!! Great to see you back, Patootie! We were worried about you so it's good to know you're on the mend. But do take it gently, cos sinus infections are really, really nasty, and can make you feel absolutely unspeakable so rest up and get well!

 And BIG congrats on your decision to move house!! It sounds like JUST the right thing to do now---being out in the country is terribly isolating when you can't get out much. But once you're in the town, as you said, so many new activities and people and interests will really be accessible to you. GOOD FOR YOU!

So any idea when this happens? With the bureaucracy involved I imagine it will take some time, but that will give you a chance to organise yourself quietly and little bits. Moving after 25 years in one place will take some doing (at least if you are the squirrel that I am, who keeps everything!) so it's no bad thing to have some time in hand to sort it out bit by bit.

You're still under the weather, clearly, so don't feel you have to post, but as soon as you feel up to it, do come in again and tell us how you are and how it's going---we've really missed you!!!

Here, have some of these: they help anyone recuperate faster!


Note to Mick: Patootie's right: you are MUCH better than you think (with words AND a lot of other things)!!

09/02/2008 at 08:41

Hi Patootie

I can't claim to know you very well, but it so happened that I logged on for the forst time during all the vibes and good messages were winging thier way to you. I became so concerned there was no answer that I continued to log in just to see you were OK. I know how awful sinus infrctions are, having at least one every winter.

I still don't know your particular circumstances, but if it helps, I am also what one might call 'not really in full health'. Having been given a few weeks to exsist some time back. However, I have the most dreadful sense of humour, really, really black,  so I gave some very absurd answers to them.

In short that is why I want to 'run' (walk) the FLM just because!

My very best wishes to you. THe move sounds just the ticket

Sue W 

09/02/2008 at 09:09
Hi Patootie Glad to see you back. The move sounds like a great idea and you sound wonderfully positive about it. Fingers crossed you get to hear you are able to have one of those apartments really soon. Don't try and do too much to soon, take care of yourself till the virus is gone, then get wobbling again!!!!
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